CME Group
3.3 of 5 147 reviews
www.cmegroup.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

CME Group Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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3.3 147 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

CME Group CEO Phupinder Gill

Phupinder Gill

(48 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance; quality coworkers; relatively low-pressure working environment"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Tuition reimbursement and work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "no work life balance , no respect to employee time off"
    in 5 reviews
  • "If you are not liked by the inner circle of senior management you will not be successful here"
    in 5 reviews
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice place to work, Lively environment. Helpful teammates.

    ConsSometimes works gets monotonous and tiring. Saturday testing becomes difficult at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery knowledgeable staff, good work life balance, I learned a lot and very understanding when I need off for school. Very pleased with this internship!

    ConsCommunication is not clear for some assignments. Also, there are many steps and people to go through for a simple task. But overall satisfied with the team

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    Trading Floor jobs. No advancement, bully tactics and disrespectful managers/ hostile work environment.

    Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood salary and the benefits were great.

    ConsToo many layers of management. I was a supervisor for more that 15 years. I was a supervisor in name only because i had no authority to do anything. I was a consistent high performer. I was a company man and always went above and beyond and was not able to advance. Legacy CME were given more opportunity and time to advance. I was micromanaged by a controlling manager that watched my every move. She disrespected and belittled me in front of trading floor staff. I feel i was respected by my AD and my AD was awesome and fair but my manager always bullied me tried to make me look bad. When my AD was off she made my life miserable. My direct reports noticed the way she treated me as well. I left my job because of my manager.The PMP process is a joke. I was forced to change the ratings of good performers so that other well liked people could get better bonuses/ratings. I was also spied on by legacy CME peers in the office and trading floor. If you are not liked by the inner circle of senior management you will not be successful here. A very high degree of favoritism within upper management. Tons of backstabbing between peers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementADs need to be connected to managers better. Some trading floor managers will belittle and disrespect supervisors in front of staff. Take a good look at the financial floor managers because they will cause good qualified people to leave. Give supervisors more authority over direct reports in regards to the PMP process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Confused & Unsure

    Ring Reporter (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosthe people who work on the trading floor are fun to around and good people.

    ConsSenior Management is all about keeping their own job, the hell with everybody .

    no real upward movement in the company .

    Advice to Senior Managementnone they don't listen anyways.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    consultant strategy, hard to keep really smart person

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbalanced work load;
    nice working environment;
    friendly coworkers and nice managers

    Consno great promotion opportunity;
    no complex models
    not a very good place for fresh graduates

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding but painful

    IT Director (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe company spends money to solve problems

    ConsYou can not solve all problems by spending money

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your lower level employees and the managers. SR management is running folks to the breaking point.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work at

    Consvery stressful environment to work in

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    Fast paced environment where one is encuraged to contribute ideas

    Global Security Monitoring Engineer (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat Salary
    Great Management style
    Great Location near trains

    ConsWork at home is not promoted, even 1 day a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to promote independent thinking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with. Very knowledgeable and helpful. They made me feel like part of their team, not just an intern.

    ConsCompany is heirarchical. Although I was able to work well with different division and groups, it often took some time and some referrals to find the right people to speak with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter inter-departmental communication and information sharing would be helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CME Group was once great but now cronyism for political favor rule.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSome really great people work here.

    ConsPolitics in the workplace take precedence over hard work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within instead of hiring cronies and political favors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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